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NOW – Yearbook 1988 (Special Edition CD Booklet)


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Format: Special Edition CD Booklet
Catalogue No.: CDYBXNOW88
Barcode: 196588271922
Release Date: 03 Nov 2023
Genre: Pop

NOW is proud to present the next instalment in our ongoing ‘Yearbook’ series – NOW – Yearbook 1988 with 82 tracks across 4CDs, celebrating this eclectic year in Pop.

CD 1 opens with George Michael’s stellar smash ‘Father Figure’, followed by huge hits from Kim Wilde, Belinda Carlisle, Duran Duran, and Eurythmics. A top year for Synth-driven Pop magic is showcased in the next run of hits, including the #1 from Pet Shop Boys (‘Heart’), New Order’s revisited ‘Blue Monday ‘88’, a-ha’s ‘Stay On These Roads’, and Yello’s smash ‘The Race’. Aztec Camera’s ‘Somewhere In My Heart’ leads into timeless radio-friendly Pop from Danny Wilson, The Communards, and Scritti Politti, and includes debut successes for Fairground Attraction and Tanita Tikaram. Reggae-Pop from UB40 & Chrissie Hynde and a gorgeous cover from Everything But The Girl (‘I Don’t Want To Talk About It’) prelude two of the year’s most sophisticated tracks from Sade and Sting.

CD 2 kicks off with a stunning line up of pure Pop gold from Kylie Minogue with her debut ‘I Should Be So Lucky’, along with Bananarama, Rick Astley, Jason Donovan, Bros and The Timelords. Huge Dance tunes follow, including the #1s from S'Express (‘Theme From S-Express’), and Yazz & The Plastic Population (‘The Only Way Is Up’), and floor-fillers from Inner City and Womack & Womack, plus U.S. Power Pop from Jane Wiedlin, The Beach Boys, The Bangles, and a huge ballad from Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine, before the disc comes to a close with one of Elton John’s most loved classics; ‘Candle In The Wind’ - a hit again in 1988 as a live recording.

Established chart greats and Rock legends returned to the charts in ’88; Bruce Springsteen, Cher, Bon Jovi, Iron Maiden, Billy Idol, and Siouxsie And The Banshees, with their peerless ‘Peek-A-Boo’, are all featured on CD 3, plus the introductory hit ‘Mandinka’ from Sinéad O’Connor. Up next are Pop-Reggae favourites from Maxi Priest (‘Wild World’) and Aswad (‘Don’t Turn Around’), followed by exceptional soulful vocals from Will Downing with ‘A Love Supreme’ and Mica Paris’ ‘My One Temptation’, before Whitney Houston closes with her #1 ‘One Moment In Time’.

Pet Shop Boys, Kylie Minogue, Kim Wilde, and Bananarama make their second appearance on CD 4, as well as the Pet Shop Boys-produced smash for Eighth Wonder ‘I’m Not Scared’, together with Desireless’ worldwide hit ‘Voyage Voyage’, Hazell Dean’s Hi-NRG cover of ‘Who's Leaving Who’, infectious Pop from Dollar and Transvision Vamp, rap from Wee Papa Girl Rappers, and Salt-N-Pepa’s ‘Push It’ – which sounds just as fresh today as it did in ’88 . Wet Wet Wet’s chart-topping cover of The Beatles’ ‘With A Little Help From My Friends’, follows, and successful chart debuts are celebrated here with Sabrina’s ‘Boys (Summertime Love)’, Taylor Dayne’s floor-filler ‘Tell It To My Heart’, Debbie Gibson’s ‘Only In My Dreams’, and not forgetting Tiffany topping the chart with her first UK single aged 16 with ‘I Think We're Alone Now’. The Yearbook closes with two massive hits: Angry Anderson’s anthemic ‘Suddenly’, which soundtracked the tv wedding of the year on ‘Neighbours’, and Cliff Richard’s Christmas #1, ‘Mistletoe And Wine’.

NOW – Yearbook 1988 – the perfect addition to every music collection - a celebration of the diversity and wonderful creativity of a truly stellar year in Pop. Available as a Special Edition CD housed in ‘hard-back-book’ packaging, including a 28-page booklet featuring a summary of the year, a track-by-track guide, a quiz, and original singles artwork, and as a standard 4CD package.

Track List
CD 1
1. George Michael - Father Figure
2. Belinda Carlisle – Heaven Is A Place On Earth
3. Kim Wilde - You Came
4. Duran Duran - I Don't Want Your Love
5. Eurythmics, Annie Lennox, Dave Stewart - You Have Placed A Chill In My Heart
6. Pet Shop Boys - Heart
7. New Order - Blue Monday '88
8. Yello - The Race
9. a-ha - Stay On These Roads
10. The Adventures - Broken Land
11. Aztec Camera - Somewhere In My Heart
12. Tanita Tikaram - Good Tradition
13. Fairground Attraction - Perfect
14. Danny Wilson - Mary's Prayer
15. The Communards - There’s More To Love (Than Boy Meets Girl)
16. Scritti Politti - Oh Patti (Don't Feel Sorry For Loverboy)
17. UB40 & Chrissie Hynde - Breakfast In Bed
18. Everything But The Girl – I Don’t Want To Talk About It
19. Sade - Love Is Stronger Than Pride
20. Sting – Fragile

CD 2
1. Kylie Minogue - I Should Be So Lucky
2. Bananarama - I Want You Back
3. Rick Astley - Together Forever
4. Jason Donovan - Nothing Can Divide Us
5. Brother Beyond - The Harder I Try
6. Bros - I Owe You Nothing
7. The Timelords – Doctorin’ The Tardis
8. Bomb The Bass - Beat Dis
9. Yazz & The Plastic Population - The Only Way Is Up
10. S'Express - Theme From S-Express
11. Inner City - Good Life
12. Womack & Womack - Teardrops
13. Climie Fisher - Love Changes (Everything)
14. Breathe - Hands To Heaven
15. Glenn Medeiros - Nothing's Gonna Change My Love For You
16. The Beach Boys - Kokomo
17. Belinda Carlisle – Circle In The Sand
18. Jane Wiedlin - Rush Hour
19. The Bangles - Hazy Shade Of Winter
20. Gloria Estefan / Miami Sound Machine - Anything For You
21. Elton John - Candle In The Wind (Live)

CD 3
1. Bruce Springsteen - Tougher Than The Rest
2. Deacon Blue - Real Gone Kid
3. Bon Jovi - Bad Medicine
4. Iron Maiden - Can I Play With Madness
5. Pat Benatar - All Fired Up
6. Billy Idol - Hot In The City
7. Sinéad O'Connor – Mandinka
8. Siouxsie And The Banshees - Peek-A-Boo
9. The Mission - Tower Of Strength
10. All About Eve – Martha’s Harbour
11. Cher - I Found Someone
12. Heart - These Dreams
13. Robin Beck - First Time
14. Maxi Priest - Wild World
15. Aswad - Don't Turn Around
16. Will Downing - A Love Supreme
17. Mica Paris - My One Temptation
18. Sananda Maitreya - Sign Your Name
19. Brenda Russell - Piano In The Dark
20. Whitney Houston - One Moment In Time

CD 4
1. Pet Shop Boys - Left To My Own Devices
2. Eighth Wonder - I'm Not Scared
3. Dollar - O L'Amour
4. Desireless – Voyage Voyage
5. Sabrina - Boys (Summertime Love)
6. Hazell Dean - Who's Leaving Who
7. Kylie Minogue - The Loco-Motion
8. Debbie Gibson - Only In My Dreams
9. Tiffany - I Think We're Alone Now
10. Kim Wilde - Never Trust A Stranger
11. Transvision Vamp - I Want Your Love
12. Bros - When Will I Be Famous?
13. Wet Wet Wet - With A Little Help From My Friends
14. Wee Papa Girl Rappers - Wee Rule
15. Salt-N-Pepa - Push It
16. Pebbles - Girlfriend
17. Natalie Cole - Pink Cadillac
18. Taylor Dayne - Tell It To My Heart
19. Bananarama - Love, Truth & Honesty
20. Angry Anderson – Suddenly (7” Mix)
21. Cliff Richard - Mistletoe And Win

More From This Artist: a-ha All About Eve Annie Lennox Aswad Aztec Camera Bananarama Belinda Carlisle Bon Jovi Bros Bruce Springsteen Cher Chrissie Hynde Dave Stewart Deacon Blue Debbie Gibson Desireless Dollar Duran Duran Eighth Wonder Elton John Eurythmics Everything But The Girl Fairground Attraction George Michael Hazell Dean Heart Inner City Iron Maiden Kim Wilde Kylie Minogue Maxi Priest New Order Pat Benatar Pet Shop Boys S'Express Scritti Politti Siouxsie And The Banshees Sting Tanita Tikaram The Adventures The Timelords Tiffany UB40 Whitney Houston Womack & Womack Yazz & The Plastic Population Yello

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